MOTHER'S DAY CONCERT AT MISSION TRAILS CHURCH MAY 12

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By Chuck Carter

 

April 30, 2019 (San Diego) -- Second Sunday Community Concerts will present it's fourth concert of the year Sunday, May 12th from 3-4 p.m. at the Mission Trails Church located at 4880 Zion Avenue, just up the hill from the Kaiser Hospital.  All concerts are free.  Donations are collected and all the donated money goes directly to the musicians.

 

The concert will feature two seasoned jazz musicians:  Paul Combs and Melonie Grinnell.  Paul plays flute and sax.   Melonie plays keyboard.

 

Paul played his first gig as a professional jazz musician in 1963, playing sax and doing some vocals.  In 1987 he received his Masters of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts.  Through the years he did research on Tadd Dameron, jazz pianist and composer.  In 2012 his biography,  Dameronia, The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron  was published.  Paul relocated from Boston to San Diego in 2015.  Paul plays flute, alto sax, and baritone sax and currently has five CDs to his credit.  He is currently finishing his latest CD:   Unknown Dameron.

 

Melonie is a jazz pianist and educator.  For the last fifteen years she has been the Director of Piano Studies at nearby Grossmont College.  Melonie began playing piano at the age of four.  As a young adult she worked for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as their musical director.  She has a Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education and a Masters of Music Performance degree from S.D.S.U.   She is married to Justin Grinnell who also teaches at Grossmont College and has performed in our concert series with the Danny Green Trio.

 

Second Sunday Community Concerts is in it's eighth year of presenting concerts.  Mission Trails Church has a huge parking lot, seating for 145,  and has proven to be a great new home for the concert series.